5 Wildlife Family Holiday Destinations The Club Mahindra Way
Club Mahindra has been delighting and exciting families since 1996 and has now grown to over 2.2 lakh members across 53+ resorts. The brand has become synonymous with luxury holidays and five-star experiences.
One of the best things about Club Mahindra resorts is that they allow the flavour of the area to dictate what the resort will look, feel and be like. All your activities are suited to that particular destination and the resorts try their best to give you the most holistic experience possible, so you go away feeling like you truly got to know a new part of the country.
The jungle resorts of Club Mahindra are in or near national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. These properties are ideal for adventure lovers who want to get closer to nature while still enjoying all the amenities of a luxury resort. Club Mahindra has five jungle resorts offering the best family vacation destinations in India.
Each of these resorts is enveloped in verdant greenery and surrounded by natural beauty and local charm. The staff is expertly trained to ensure that your every need is satisfied and are happy to help you learn more about the locality. You can take part in activities like wildlife safaris, trekking, fishing, boating, hiking and much more. These resorts are very family friendly and are the perfect way to enjoy a vacation with kids, where they can learn more about nature, first hand and up close and personal.
Located only 240km from Delhi and 76km from Kathgodam, the Club Mahindra Corbett resort is a fantastic family holiday option in North India. Easily accessible yet still secluded and private, the resort offers everything you could want from a family vacation.
Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, you can gaze upon the sparkling Kosi River only minutes away from the resort. The Jim Corbett National Park, established in 1936, has been a frequent haunt for wildlife lovers and tourists alike and has been made even more comfortable thanks to Club Mahindra’s luxurious facilities. The park in the forest features over 100 tree species, 50 species of mammals, almost 600 species of birds and 25 kinds of reptiles. A nature lover’s paradise!
After an eventful safari, where you have hopefully spotted a tiger, you can retreat back to the resort where an evening bonfire and snacks await you. You can cosy up here or head to the resort’s two restaurants; Gazebo and Machaan for an expert mix of local and international delicacies. Don’t forget to book yourself in for a long massage at the spa for the next day, after which you can take a dip in the large swimming pool!
Sitting on the outskirts of the famed Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, this resort is perfect for those who are looking for a once in a lifetime experience. By this, we mean a chance to spot an Asiatic Lion, whose only home is this lush jungle.
The sanctuary is home to over 400 plant species, 38 kinds of mammals, 300 types of birds and 37 reptiles making it the perfect place for you to learn more about our natural ecosystem. Apart from the famed lion, you can spot other animals here like the Indian leopard, Indian cobra, jungle cat, golden jackal and four-horned antelope.
The resort itself offers a great experience to connect with nature as it is spread across 4 acres and features 150 mango trees that produce one of India’s favourite varieties, the Kesar mango!
With 43 well-appointed rooms, you can be sure that all your needs will be taken care of here. Each room is fitted with modern amenities and views of the sprawling lawns. Once you’ve spent your time relaxing you can take your family on a safari through the wildlife sanctuary before returning for a traditional Gujarati meal. Other activities at the resort include walking, trekking, bird-watching, and cycling.
Located on the outskirts of the Kanha National Park, this resort is easily accessible from both Jabalpur and Nagpur. Although this resort is located amidst great wilderness, you will not feel like you miss home at all!
The resort provides the latest amenities and luxuries so that you are always comfortable and relaxed. The resort offers a plethora of activities and experiences, making it a great way to spend a family holiday.
You can go for a swim in the clear blue swimming pool and later indulge in a freshly prepared meal in the multi-cuisine restaurant. After this, you and your family can venture out on a nature trail or village tour to learn more about your locality. One of the most sought-after activities here is the option to camp under the stars. This will not only help your children learn more about the world they live in but give them a completely new experience when it comes to discovering nature and the outdoors.
Kanha Tiger Reserve is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh and home to the majestic Bengal Tiger. It has been said that the Jungle Book was based on the jungles in this very area!
Located near Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress perched in the Aravali Hills. Although this fort was occupied from its construction in the 15th century till the 19th century, it is now open to the public. Interestingly, this well-preserved fort has the longest wall complex in the world stretching out over 38km!
Only steps away from this majestic fort, is where you will find the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort. This is the best way to get a close look at the fort without having to give up the 21st-century luxuries! Set in Rajasthan, the ambience and architecture of the resort is regal and inspired from the royal ages of years gone by.
After visiting the fort and taking in as much history as you can, you can return to the resort where you will be spoiled for choice. There are games and activities like carom, chess, air hockey and even video games for the kids. You can get outdoors and play badminton or football on the manicured lawns or try aqua zorbing in the pool! This is one holiday you will never forget.
This is Club Mahindra’s only jungle resort in South India making it incredibly special!
Located on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Thekkady is home to the country’s most incredible wildlife sanctuary. The Periyar National Park is one of Kerala’s biggest attractions and is home to an incredible variety of flora, fauna and wildlife. The biggest attraction here is the incredible elephants that live in the park amongst tigers and other large animals.
This resort is unique in that you get the experience of a hill station along with being in a forest, as Thekkady is 2,700m above sea level. It is also home to many spice and coffee plantations where you can learn more about those agricultural practices here. The traditionally built, ‘machan’ style architecture of the cottages, set amidst woody plantations make it a unique, aromatic experience.
A great place for the entire family, not only to get closer to nature but learn more about our ecosystem and wildlife, Thekkady is the ideal jungle getaway and one of the best places for a family vacation!